SPECIAL TROOPS BATTALION,

1ST BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM,

101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION

Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Distinctive Unit Insignia

Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Coat of Arms

 

DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA

 

COAT OF ARMS

 

Distinctive Unit Insignia.  Description:  A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned as follows:  Azure, a key fesswise ward to sinister superimposed by a lightning bolt bendwise, overall a bayonet point up bend sinisterwise Or, in chief an eagle’s head erased of the like, in base a trefoil Argent; all within a bordure diminished of the like.  Between the shield and scroll is Silver brickwork.  Around the bottom is a Black scroll inscribed “STRENGTH IN HONOR” in Silver letters.  

        Symbolism:  Gold is emblematic of excellence and high ideals.  Blue, the color of loyalty, and white recall the Infantry lineage of the battalion.  The eagle is the symbol of strength and vigilance.  The club, as seen on a playing card, refers to the 1st Brigade helmet marking.  The 101st Airborne units have revived the spirit of their lineage with the reinstatement of helmet emblems similar to those worn in World War II.  Both the eagle and club helmet marking are historical references to the battalion’s affiliation with the 101st and 1st Brigade Combat Team.  The bayonet represents the combat readiness of the individual warfighter.  The lightning bolt signifies quick response and Signal capabilities.  The key stands for the key of knowledge and highlights the Military Intelligence mission.  The border represents unity and cooperation.  The brickwork that attaches the shield to the scroll symbolizes support, strength and the Engineer capabilities of the battalion.  

        Background:  The distinctive unit insignia was approved on 6 September 2006.  

 

Coat of Arms.

        Blazon:  

                Shield: Azure, a key fesswise ward to sinister superimposed by a lightning bolt bendwise, overall a bayonet point up bend sinisterwise Or; in chief an eagle’s head erased of the like, in base a trefoil Argent; all within a bordure diminished of the like.  

                Crest:   None.  

                Motto:   STRENGTH IN HONOR.  

        Symbolism:

                Shield:  Gold is emblematic of excellence and high ideals.  Blue, the color of loyalty, and white recall the Infantry lineage of the battalion.  The eagle is the symbol of strength and vigilance.  The club, as seen on a playing card, refers to the 1st Brigade helmet marking.  The 101st Airborne units have revived the spirit of their lineage with the reinstatement of helmet emblems similar to those worn in World War II.  Both the eagle and club helmet marking are historical references to the battalion’s affiliation with the 101st and 1st Brigade Combat Team.  The bayonet represents the combat readiness of the individual warfighter.  The lightning bolt signifies quick response and Signal capabilities.  The key stands for the key of knowledge and highlights the Military Intelligence mission.  The border represents unity and cooperation.  

                Crest:   None.  

        Background:  The coat of arms was approved on 6 September 2006.